Protege of Carl Craig, released this single with lead vocals by Joe Dukie. Track has a mixture of Afro beat, dub, house, soul and a splash of pop lyrics. Gilles Peterson named this tune the track of the year for 2006.
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Here’s a video from another track from Recloose called “Mana’s Bounce”
Kinda electro pop, kinda beck and kinda Flight of the Concords. This track is taken off of Sean James Donnelly’s fourth album called Songs from a dictaphone.
Candie Payne hails form Liverpool and has that revival Motown sound I love, think Amy Winehouse and The Pipettes meets St. Etienne. This track would fit nicely on a James bond sound track, I’m of course taking about a 1960’s Sean Connery, “BOND, JAMES BOND” version.
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Nice mix of samples, loops and real instrumentation. This track mixes 1930’s swing/Cab Calloway coolness, old big band music, electronic wizardry, and modern beats.
This track is taken off of Mocean Workers fifth album called appropriately enough, “Cinco De Mowo“
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6TKKK1YsAY ]Mocean Worker – Shake ya Boogie]
Funky mid tempo dance track. Matthew Dear is a top act in the emerging “micro-house” scene. Basically micro-house is, according to the wiki on Microhouse, “a subgenre of house and glitch music …Microhouse strips house music down to a more minimal and sparse aesthetic, in the same vein as tech house.”. I love the dead pan vocals on this track.
Matthew Dear – Neighborhoods
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